Sec-1 is acquired by Claranet to strengthen its future security services

  • Leading MSP moves to enhance skills in penetration testing services to mitigate security breach risks
  • Sec-1 in a strong position to grow as a Claranet Group Company

Claranet, a leading managed IT services provider, has announced the acquisition of Sec-1 to boost IT security across the group.

Claranet’s interest in Sec-1 is to add our leading vulnerability and penetration testing and IT security services to its portfolio. The acquisition will also provide our customers and employees with many new opportunities, as Claranet offers a wide range of additional services that complement our areas of expertise. We also see opportunities over time to further enhance and develop the security services we currently offer.

With £310 million in revenue, over 6,500 customers and more than 1,800 employees based in 24 offices and 43 data centres across European countries, Claranet’s mission is to help its customers do amazing things. Its customers include River Island, Missguided, Pets at Home, Signet, MyOptique, Airbus, Peugeot, BBC, and ITV.

Speaking about the acquisition, Michel Robert, Claranet’s UK managing director, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Sec-1 to the Claranet Group. Sec-1’s experience with penetration testing and additional IT security services will complement our in-house expertise, leading to new and improved services for our customers. This acquisition represents the latest in a line of strategically-important deals that we’ve made over the past two years across Europe and in Brazil.”

Matt Hawnt, managing director at Sec-1 added:

“I am very proud of Sec-1’s reputation and track record and am delighted the company will continue to exist both as a trading entity and a brand. I will carry on in my current role as Sec-1’s Managing Director, alongside our co-founder, Gary O’Leary-Steele.”

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